Fed up always watching the pennies but I love my job which pay is OK in. I work for the local hospice to help people in the last 12 weeks of their lives Pay is good for care but I could move to other less rewarding job that pay better . How do other balance this ? Am a single mum who child lives education this year so no more benefits .
I was pondering this yesterday ( I also work in a medical/charity setting). We keep our heads above water financially but I know I could get a job which would enable us to have more holidays, bigger savings etc. However, I firmly believe that life is about more than money and I don't think I can put a price on the satisfaction I get from knowing I make a really difference to people going through such a tough time in their lives and from being in an environment where everyone is working selflessly for the benefit of others. It also gives me a great sense of perspective on problems in my life and what the world is really like, which I think is a really healthy thing.
I earn half as much now as before I had my children but now I work almost term time and take them to school and pick them up. It's hard work for little financial reward but it's worth it if or me. Flexibility has real value in this current market.
Is there a way that you could advance in your current role/sector?
Your job may be very satisfying now but you may end up impoverished as you get older. I would try to develop the skills you have move on in a role that both satisfies and pays more. Not easy but your time is now if your dc is grown up.
Really hard in care ..looking at moving to a cheaper area as my boys are older and think the world owes them a living is not paying rent etc and they worship there dad . my parents died when I was 17 so no other family .so a real option.
I’ve done a “making a difference” job in the voluntary sector with poor pay. I’m now in a well paid corporate role and life is much more pleasant with lots more money. I know that sounds shallow, but it’s true (for me at least)